“Bought these headphone a month ago. Open it, and I tried it on. After 15-30 minutes of listening, I was amazed! These sound better than any IEM I ever came across. And I tried Klipsh s2, Logitech Ultimate ears, Westone 4r, Shure 425, and Hifiman re-400. For Full size headphone I tried Grado 225i/e, Grado 325is, Grado RS1i, Hifiman he-400, Hifiman he-500, V-moda M-100, and Sennheiser HD650. This...” --cheesegrados
“ Prelude Apple’s stock earbuds that have been shipped with every iPod since its inception are quite possibly the most prolific and widely distributed tech accessory of all time. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing a pair of these things dangling from someone’s ears. Casual listeners are bound to be satisfied by the decent performance of the earbuds but what about audiophiles? It’s...” --TheGame21x
“ I personally prefer the sound of the "Westone" series to the "UM" products. I use my IEM's for listening to pre-recorded music. The sound of the UM series is very good, but the WESTONE 4R is the closest I have come to the sound of my FOCAL speakers. While the sound was pleasing when using the COMPLY foam tips, the UM56 custom tips took everything up a level. ...” --psych_major
Westone triple balanced armature driver 3-way passive crossover custom. 1 High, 1 Mid, and 1 Low drivers.
“ Disclaimer I bought these about 3 years ago, used them a lot and got to "know" them well. The (sort of a) good thing is: They still perform as good as they did when I first tried them on. But that was not too good. Back then I felt disenchanted: they somehow sounded unimpressive, which left me confused. I mean, I based my decision to buy the most expensive earphones I had ever owned solely...” --Checkbox G
Limited Time Offer (FREE Monitor Vault) Custom tuned to provide the true Westone sound signature in a universal fit, the UM2 is so refined your stage sound will never be the same. Stepping into Westone's UM2 is a jump for those looking to experience the expertly balanced dual-driver balanced armature technology and tap into the level changing performance that only a professional grade...
Built to the highest professional standards, the UM2 features dual-balanced armature drivers with a passive crossover. Using the same technology as our custom ES2, the UM2 is the earpiece of choice for performers desiring high-end Westone sound quality at an affordable price. The comfortable ComplyTM foam tips allow for extended use without fatigue. Providing up to 25 dB of ambient noise...
“ I don't know whether it's a conspiracy or a joke, but Apple's talk of these being good quality just makes them seem like hilarious liars who could sell ice to eskimos. If their intent is to drive aftermarket sales, then they've managed it. As far as I can tell these things literally don't play bass. It's just not there. The midrange is ok, and if you're tired, they're ok for watching movies...” --BBBS
“To keep it short..try him with a cowon d2., another neutral sounding source..u will be surprised how it sounds” --hifimanrookie
“ Westone ES5 Disclaimer: This review is just a reflection of my opinions and experience. Specifications: Sensitivity: 120 dB SPL/mW Frequency response: 8 Hz - 20 kHz Impedance: 20 ohm Speaker Technology: Five balanced armature drivers with a passive three-way crossover Features : Replaceable cable, one year parts and labor warranty on internal components, 25 dB...” --Tronz